SOURCE: ASG Software Solutions

September 09, 2008 10:05 ET

ASG and Hitachi Data Systems® Collaborate to Provide Archiving Solutions for Data Preservation, Governance, Regulatory Compliance, and Recovery

Integration of ASG-ViewDirect® With Hitachi® Content Archive Platform Completed

COLOGNE, GERMANY--(Marketwire - September 9, 2008) - ASG Software Solutions, a leading provider of integrated solutions for enterprise archiving and records management, today announced the integration of its leading enterprise archiving software solution, ASG-ViewDirect®, with the Hitachi® Content Archive Platform (HCAP) from Hitachi Data Systems® (HDS).

The comprehensive solution addresses IT's challenge of managing growing volumes of diverse enterprise content while satisfying users' needs for rapid retrieval and high availability. Together, the ASG-ViewDirect suite and HCAP offer an affordable, long-term content management and storage solution that enables businesses to improve customer service, minimize risk exposure, eliminate isolated content silos, and protect against data loss.

"Our customers' content archiving and storage requirements are changing," says Theresa Kollath, senior product manager for content management solutions at ASG. "The diverse nature of content from multiple sources and rapidly changing regulatory requirements call for a solution that can provide a scalable, reliable, and available content archive environment."

ASG-ViewDirect integrates enterprise content into a single, consolidated repository or federates access to multiple, disparate repositories. It includes a complete suite of content-centric applications that enable regulatory compliance and automate business processes.

HCAP provides intelligent, scalable, and high-performance active archiving based on industry standards. With an open architecture, the solution enables content protection and preservation from one or multiple applications in a common, multipurpose repository, which can also incorporate a search engine based on metadata and content.

"The collaboration between ASG and HDS offers compelling value to our mutual customers, especially those running on mainframe-class systems," says Lynn Collier, director - archive solution sales, EMEA at HDS. "Ensuring content preservation, protection, and availability are all key HCAP attributes, which give customers a robust information management strategy."

The ASG-HDS content solution follows ASG's recent launch of ASG's Business Service Platform™ (BSP™) for Content Management. ASG's BSP content-oriented offerings (BSP for Content Management and BSP for Mobius Management) are fully integrated offerings that help organizations gain control of their information, content processes, and supporting infrastructure -- all in one, comprehensive solution. Combining the best of portal technology, reporting, analytics, output, document, and enterprise archiving and records management, ASG's content-focused BSP solutions ensure the fast, accurate, and easy flow of verifiable, business-critical information throughout an enterprise.

ASG's content management solutions, together with HDS HCAP, will be showcased at Germany's leading content-related show, DMS Expo, in Cologne, Germany, during Sept. 9-11 in booth G09.

About ASG's Content Management Solutions

ASG offers content management solutions that enable any enterprise to completely control the access and distribution of information throughout the organization. A common architecture allows information to flow seamlessly among disparate information technologies. This unique capability gives users at the strategic, management, and operations levels access to information as needed, without limitations imposed by multiple platforms, operating systems, file systems, applications, and devices.

About ASG | www.asg.com

Founded in 1986, ASG is a privately held global firm that provides a full range of enterprise software solutions in Metadata, Applications, Operations, Content, Performance, Identity, and Infrastructure Management as well as the Business Service Platform. ASG is headquartered in Naples, Florida, USA, with more than 90 offices serving the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia/Pacific. ASG's Business Service Platform (BSP) is a solution for companies that want to manage their underlying technology and ensure that their IT infrastructure enhances business performance. ASG's BSP goes beyond Business Service Management (BSM) software by using a sophisticated engine to collect information on all IT assets and relates those assets to overall business services as specific configuration items (CIs). In addition, ASG's BSP is a powerful tool to help companies become IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) compliant.

About Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation provides Services Oriented Storage Solutions that enable heterogeneous storage to be dynamically provisioned according to business needs and centrally managed via industry-leading Hitachi storage virtualization software. As an integral part of the Hitachi Storage Solutions Group, Hitachi Data Systems delivers storage infrastructure platforms, storage management software, and storage consulting services through direct and indirect channels in over 170 countries and regions. Its customers include nearly 60-percent of Fortune 100 companies. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.hds.com.

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